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Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man strangled at a Lakewood home early Tuesday.
Deputies received a call about 3:30 a.m. of a man not breathing in the 6200 block of Carpintero Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. When they arrived, the found the man unresponsive.
A man who lives at the location with his 90-year-old mother told deputies he witnessed another man kill the victim. He claims he drove the killer to another location, dropped him off, and returned to the home to call 911.
The victim was identified only as a Hawaiian Gardens resident in his 20s.
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